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Discipline

J. J. Long

in W. G. Sebald - Image, Archive, Modernity

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780748633876
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651757 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633876.003.0004
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This chapter examines Sebald's inclusion of present disciplinary practices into an archaeology of power or knowledge. It first studies the sexualised bodies and Sebald's accounts of power, and then demonstrates how Sebald dramatises the limits of discipline. The chapter ends by discussing the disciplinary archive, which is susceptible to failure from within.

Keywords: disciplinary practices; sexualised bodies; accounts of power; limits of discipline; disciplinary archive; failure

Chapter.  7795 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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